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December 2017

WHERE WOMEN SHINE

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THEME FOR DECEMBER
WHERE WOMEN SHINE

In this month’s Feature, we interview seven female entrepreneurs and company directors who are blazing a trail in Japanese business circles, building and leading “a society where shine.” The Feature begins with an interview with Kimie Iwata, a pioneer in the movement for women’s empowerment in Japan.

FEATURES

Keys to Women’s Empowerment

Kimie Iwata, chairperson of the Japan Institute for Women’s Empowerment & Diversity Management, answers our questions.

World Assembly for Women: WAW! 2017

Reviewing the Fourth World Assembly for Women: WAW! 2017

Rethinking Breakfast

Kaori Fujiwara doubled sales of a popular breakfast cereal in just two years as head of the brand’s marketing department.

Gene Analysis for All

Shoko Takahashi’s start-up is helping to change lifestyles and prevent diseases.

“Non-Beer” Beverage Bounces Back

Mina Ishiwatari has overseen the return to popularity of a famous “non-beer” drink.

For the Love of Making Things

Yuko Nakazawa’s start-up UPQ has created a sensation in Japan’s home appliance manufacturing industry.

Apps for the Elderly

Programmer Masako Wakamiya is building IT communities for the elderly.

“Island of Fishermen” Welcomes New Captain

Chika Tsubouchi is steering a traditional fishing business to success using a novel sales strategy.

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